Feb 2024

An illustration of a great white shark in the ocean. Seen from below, it rises to the surface with its jaws open and teeth visible.
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Science. Art. Film.: Jaws + Panel

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6:00pm

Jaws has indelibly shaped the way many of us view sharks.

Tim the Yowie Man holding a lantern backstage during the NFSA Ghost Tour
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NFSA Ghost Tour

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8:30pm

Join Tim the Yowie Man for a rare look behind the spooky history of the NFSA headquarters.

Mar 2024

A collage of vinyl record covers including images of Marcia Hines, Olivia Newton-John, ABBA and Kate Bush.
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Vinyl Lounge 2024

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5:30-7:00pm

Vinyl lovers, come and share your favourite records and requests .

A man in the picturesque city of Bruges wears an overcoat and holds an ice cream cone in one hand and a gun behind his back in another. He is flanked by two other men, one holding a pistol
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In Bruges

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7:00pm

In this whip-smart crime comedy, two assassins are sent to Bruges to lay low after a hit gone awry.

A woman on a moving walkway gazes intently into a mirrored wall while carrying a takeaway bowl of soup with chopsticks
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Chungking Express

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9:00pm

Ticket includes access to Neon Nights activities from 7.30pm.

A waterhole in the Australian bush, surrounded by rocks, a few eucalyptus trees and sandy dirt. The blue sky is reflected in the water
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Panel: Telling National Stories

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1:00pm

Join us for a panel conversation about the framing of history and cultural mythology.

A young woman looks back over her shoulder from a resting pose
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Double feature: Botany Bay (35mm) + Wills and Burke (35mm)

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2:30pm + 4:15pm

Australian historical narratives seen through the lens of Golden Age Hollywood and 1980s parody.

Two men in rough period clothing and with unkempt hair and beards sit outside at sunset talking
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The Proposition

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6:30pm

The western genre meets the colonial Australian frontier in a tense drama by Nick Cave.

A man in a silver jacket wearing leather driving gloves and carrying a bag stands in front of souped-up car on a neon-lit street at night
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Drive

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9:00pm

Ticket includes access to Neon Nights activities from 7.30pm.

A man raises a bladed weapon and sneaks up behind an unsuspecting detective. Three men in 1970s clothing stand back and watch the fighting
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The Man from Hong Kong

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2:00pm

A Hong Kong detective comes to 1970s Sydney to extradite a drug courier.

A cartoon soldier sits at a desk in a tent holding a wooden box while a pigeon looks on
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Special Screening – Oscar-Nominated Short Films (Animated) 2024

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6:00pm

See this year's Oscar nominees for Best Short Film (Animated) on the big screen!

A man wearing a suit holds open a book as if reading aloud from it. Behind him are bookcases filled with books
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Special Screening – Oscar-Nominated Short Films (Live Action) 2024

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6:00pm

See this year's Oscar nominees for Best Short Film (Live Action) on the big screen!

A man and woman standing outside wearing identical yellow uniforms. They are both wet and look scared.
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Turkey Shoot

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6:00pm

Undoubtably one of the most notorious Australian films ever made.

People in futuristic uniforms march along a dark space illuminated by neon-strip lighting
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Tron

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9:00pm

Ticket includes access to Neon Nights activities from 7.30pm.

A group of people wearing warm clothing in a rubber dhingy sailing in icy water with a snowy landscape behind them
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IWD screening – The Leadership

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4:00pm

What does it take for women to become leaders? What stands in their way?

A large group of adults standing in shallow water with their arms outstretched
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IWD Event: A BOLD Vision

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7:30pm

A screening of ACT-based and connected female dance filmmakers and directors.

A young woman is seated on a couch looking intently at a video camera
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Pleasure

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8:00pm

An aspiring star confronts the complex, gendered landscape of consent in the adult film industry.

A man standing outside wearing a black leather motorcycle jacket looks back over his shoulder.
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Mad Max

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2:00pm

It's hard to overstate the influence of Mad Max on filmmakers and action cinema.

A man in a suit looks sideways at a man in a police uniform. Between them is a bullet hole in the wall they are standing against.
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The Guard

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7:00pm

The Guard explores the good cop, bad cop trope with great wit and humour.

Musician Nai Palm wears a white shirt and black jacket holding one finger against her cheek. She has pink hair tied up in a topknot and metal jewellery across her nose
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Church Presents Nai Palm + Friends @ the NFSA

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3:00pm to 7:00pm

A unique and intimate performance from three-time GRAMMY-nominated artist Nai Palm.

Two men in rough Second World War-era costumes crouched down in a forest, looking at the ground. One of them is wearing military dog tags while the other holds a hunting knife
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Inglourious Basterds

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6:00pm

Quentin Tarantino rides roughshod across the face of Nazi history in Inglourious Basterds.

A man wearing paint-spattered clothing stands in front of a large painting of a face. A younger man sits nearby, looking down at a notepad in his lap
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Acute Misfortune + Q&A

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2:00pm

Detailing the final years of controversial, Archibald Prize-winning artist Adam Cullen.

A woman in a green coat stands next to bearded man in a priest's coat. They are standing outside on a misty moor
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Calvary

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7:00pm

This exceptional film illuminates the cathartic possibilities of black comedy.

A montage of people in German Second World War costumes, including a young boy and a comical looking Hitler
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Jojo Rabbit

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1:00pm

Propaganda, reality and childlike curiosity collide in Jojo Rabbit.

A man and woman and their teenage son and daughter stand in front of a brightly coloured carnival merry-go-round
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Special Screening – The Carnival

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6:00pm

Join the Bells, a sixth-generation carnival family, for an epic road trip around Australia.

Two men stand back to back along the Irish coastline
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The Banshees of Inisherin

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6:00pm

Banshees explores masculinity, friendship and emotional vulnerability with striking pathos.

A man and woman performing a choreographed dance wearing lightweight bodysuits covered in painted orange, brown and blue dots. They are in a studio in which the floor and walls are decorated with the same pattern
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Cunningham

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5:30pm

Part of Art Meets Film, a free program presented in partnership with the National Gallery of Australia.

A woman wearing black holds her hand to her chest while looking upwards. Behind her is a red-tinted montage of women performing modern dance
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Cult Classics: Suspiria

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8:00pm

This stylish horror is a reimagining of Dario Argento’s 1970s surrealist nightmare.

A woman wearing a black hat with a veil and a red blazer and staring out the window
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Spencer

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8:00pm

Spencer distils the troubled marriage of Princess Diana into three days over Christmas 1991.

A teenage girl wearing a white dress and standing outside in front of a white fence with a garden bed of white flowers
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Jasper Jones + Discussion

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1:00pm

A gripping small-town murder mystery, adapted from Craig Silvey’s bestseller.